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  • R2D1 The glass really is half full!!

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    Praises! Another great day! I don't know if it is a change in my DH or a change in me, or perhaps a change in both of us, but my DH seemed more like himself today. I got up and took the dog to the park for a long walk. The weather was wonderful, and...
  • R3D5 Humbled

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    A long post tonight........Apparently it has really irritated my DH that I have walked around for the last couple of months like I am "walking on eggshells". I think he is referring to my apprehension to do or say things at times. Also for a...
  • R2D6 Thank God for forgiveness

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    For today's dare, I asked God to reveal to me areas in which I need to add margin to my life. I asked this in round 1 too, but I really haven't been able to see areas in which I need to add margin. But unfortunately, the list of selfish motivations...
  • R2D24 Lust isn't what I thought

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    I had never really considered myself to be a "lustful" person until Dare 24 of Round 1 of the Love Dare. I was especially convicted by the suggestion in the book that when we say "If only I had __________", we are exhibiting a lustful...
  • R2D3 Love is not selfish.

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    I was at a complete loss today as to what to get my husband today as part of my dare. Last round, I purchased him a new pair of work pants. The next day, he told me that he already knew how nice I was, and to not get him anything anymore because it made...
  • R2D10 Buying cookies for God

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    I had a hard time figuring out what to do for today's dare. I help with his laundry from time to time so I didn't feel that was anything very special. I really had a hard time coming up with something out of the ordinary. I finally decided to...
  • R2D9 Anxious about the "greeting" tomorrow

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    As I read over tomorrow's dare tonight (I read them at bedtime for the next day), I feel confused and anxious. Every night as I head to bed, I tell my DH goodnight. And every night, he just silently lifts his hand and kinda waves it at me, never even...
  • Day 22 Difficult but Done

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    It surely is impossible to love DH without God's love in my heart. Left to my humanness, I would not respond to DH with words or actions of love, knowing they will be met with rejection. God gives me desire courage, and strength to love in the face...
  • R2D26 Responsibility

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    Responsibility. There's a question in the book that reads " Can your spouse say that you have wronged or wounded them in any way and never made it right?" The answer to this question at this point in Round 1 was an absolute "yes"...
  • R3D1 Tolerating without complaint

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    I looked up the definition of patience today. It is "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset". I have really developed more of this characteristic over the last couple of months. I have...
  • R2D14 Grateful, Hopeful, and Fearful

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    Well, today has been a day of ups and downs. I have to start with last night. As I was walking through the den headed for the back room, my husband said that he was fixing to watch a movie on Netflix and asked if I wanted to watch it too. So I put my...
  • R2D5 Couldn't complete the dare :(

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    Confession time. I couldn't bring myself to do the dare yesterday. I asked DH back before I started the dares what I did that irritated him. He told me a couple of things, and I have worked hard to stop doing them. I then asked him again during Round...
  • Day 32 Shock and Awe

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    Well, I prayed that God would give me the courage to bring up the idea of sex tonight. It's been awhile, so I was very fearful of asking, given all the rejection lately. Ever since my DH told me that he wants a divorce, he has become so attached to...
  • Day 26, Several Days Late

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    I spent the last couple of days across the country visiting my son and daughter, so I waited 3 days to do this dare because I wanted to do it in person. When my DH and I first got married, I came into this marriage with a very arrogant and prideful attitude...
  • R2D25 Forgiveness and a box of candy

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    I really don't think that there is anything that my DH has done that I haven't forgiven. Other than jump up out of the blue and announce he wants a divorce, I really can't even think of much that I have ever really needed to forgive him for...
  • Day 31 My Number 1 Priority

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    Today was another difficult dare for me. As DH becomes more distant, it is increasingly difficult to do the dares. Neither one of us has issues with not leaving our parents. His are both deceased, as is my mom. I believe he has had issues leaving his...
  • Day 33 I really do want his input

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    The dares seem increasingly difficult the past few days. This one really served to convict me. Because of pride, I have not valued my DH's input like I should. It has been disrespectful to him. God provided me with an opportunity today to ask for...
  • R3D37 Crying in public is never fun.....

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    Today's dare was prayer. I had a fitful night last night, and I called in and took a vacation day today. I spent a lot of time in prayer today, most of it in tears. I have cried harder today than any day since this nightmare began. To top it off,...
  • R3D36 Clinging to His Word

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    I asked DH what he meant last Tuesday when he asked what I thought. He was basically wanting to know what my plans were. I told him that I didn't have any plans. He hasn’t filed for divorce yet because he was waiting for my house to be ready...
  • On a side note....

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    On DH's way to bed he took the dog with him rather than put her outside for the evening. I went back there to get her. She didn’t want to leave and peed all over the comforter and sheets. I had to strip the bed, put the sheets into wash, try...
  • R2D16 Love intercedes

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    Love intercedes. Jesus is at the right hand of God, interceding for us. In His unconditional love for me, He is interceding on my behalf. This is my example. In my attempt to love DH unconditionally, I must intercede on his behalf. As part of today's...
  • R2D18 Photos.....

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    I praise God for helping me to come up with ideas for the dares and for giving me the courage to do them. God is an ever-present help. As I read over the dare this morning, I just didn't know quite how I would do it this evening. I cook dinner for...
  • R2D15 A humble heart is one that honors

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    I don't feel that I did very good with this dare today. I remember feeling the same way during Round 1. I think that instead of being something that you do for just a day, it is rather an ongoing attitude of respect. The only way that I knew of to...
  • R2D2 He said thank-you!

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    For today's dare, I chose laundry! My DH takes care of his own laundry, and I take care of mine. He put some clothes in to wash before leaving for work this morning, and made the comment that he didn't have anything clean to put on when he got...
  • Day 38 Dreams

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    Dreams. My DH has never been one to verbally share his dreams. I do know that he would like to be able to retire at 65, and his dream vacation is to take a trip from San Francisco to San Diego along the Pacific Coast Highway. I got a credit card several...
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